Presentations Glossary

Definitions and resources for terms and techniques used in the world of presentations

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Thursday, March 7, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 8:23 pm

Once you create a presentation on PowerPoint for iPad, or even if you open an existing one from a cloud location, you will then be able to share it with others right inside PowerPoint. So how do you do that?

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 4:11 pm

Desktop versions of PowerPoint let you choose where you want to save your files. They also prompt you to save your files if you close PowerPoint without saving your changes. Well, there is no such Save option within PowerPoint for iPad. Why? That’s because most of the time, PowerPoint on the iPad will continuously auto-save your file as you make changes. It will also push these updated, saved versions to your cloud location.

So essentially you open a file, make changes, and then open a second file. You may not be aware, but the first file is saved on its own when you open the second file! Would you like a more conventional approach where you are prompted to save your file? You can do that by turning off the AutoSave option that is enabled by default.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 4:07 pm

Once you add a Place in PowerPoint for iPad, you may want to remove it. This is especially true if a friend or colleague temporarily added their OneDrive or Dropbox location to work on an urgent file using your iPad or iPhone. Fortunately, it’s easy to remove a Place.

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Monday, February 25, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 2:56 pm

While you can access your PowerPoint files saved on a cloud location such as iCloud Drive, or even from a saved Place such as OneDrive or Dropbox. There’s a little known option that also lets you access your PowerPoint files from other cloud services such as Box, Google Drive, etc. within PowerPoint for iPad.

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Friday, February 22, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 2:05 pm

Unlike OneDrive and Dropbox which you add as a Place to access and save files in PowerPoint for iPad, Apple’s iCloud does not work the same way. To access and save files on your iCloud Drive, you will have to work a little differently.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 2:05 pm

When you launch PowerPoint Online, it opens Presentation Gallery that provides you with a list of recently opened PowerPoint documents, and Themes and Templates to start a new presentation. You can navigate to OneDrive folders so as to locate a PowerPoint file to open within PowerPoint Online. Other than OneDrive, PowerPoint Online also supports Dropbox as a cloud alternative.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 12:19 pm

Unlike PowerPoint programs that run on your computer devices, PowerPoint Online provides you with an option to rename an open presentation. When you create a new presentation, PowerPoint Online uses a default name such as Presentation 1, Presentation 2, etc. This mimics the desktop experience. But did you know that you can provide a new name to the presentation while you are editing? This can be done in two ways. Additionally, you can also rename presentations within OneDrive, and this is similar to renaming your files in Windows Explorer.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 5:26 pm

To really use and benefit with PowerPoint on an iPad, you will have to sign in with your Microsoft Account. So what is a Microsoft Account? It is essentially the email address that you use with Microsoft services such as Hotmail, Live.com, Xbox, etc. Most people have at least one Microsoft account, particularly if they have one of the Office 365 subscriptions.

When you run PowerPoint for the first time on your iPad, you are asked to sign in – if you already did so at that point of time, then you need not do anything else now since you are already signed in. On the other hand, if you continued that time without signing in, you can choose to sign in at a later time.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 10:59 am

PowerPoint’s animation options allow users to create a plethora of movement effects, all the way from the amazing to the dizzying. However, most of these animation effects have events associated with them. The three main events are On Click, With Previous, and After Previous. Whichever event you use, PowerPoint offers an extra animation option called Triggers. This causes your animated objects to swing into movement when you click an entirely different object on your slide. So you cause a click on one object to trigger an animation of another slide object. Although you may have set your animations to any of the three events mentioned earlier, it really does not make a difference since once you add Triggers, all of these animations will behave almost as if they were On Click animations.

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Friday, February 15, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 12:31 pm

Among the options within Backstage View, we have already explored some such as OpenNewRecentPrint, etc. In this tutorial, we will explore the Save & Send option used to save and share the current presentation in so many ways including broadcasting, creating a video, packaging to a CD, creating handouts, saving to a SharePoint site, etc.

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